Students will explore an introduction to digital forensics using open source applications. Topics covered include chain of custody, forensic acquisition of data, forensic evidence reporting, expert witness testimony, timeline analysis, and anti-forensic techniques. Hands-on assignments will be used to develop introductory technical skills relevant to entry-level cybersecurity professionals. This course is intended for students with computer experience and an interest in cyber defense for private organizations or government law enforcement. Careers and emerging trends in the field of cybersecurity will be evaluated.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the digital forensics profession.
- Demonstrate the use of digital forensics tools to perform an analysis of a mock case.
- Describe emerging cybersecurity trends and the impact on digital forensics as a specialized field of study.